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Poets of the Climate Crisis: Linda France, Mina Gorji and Togara Muzanenhamo reading and in conversation with Jacob Polley

Date/Time: Thursday 10 November 2022, 7pm to 8.15pm

Venue: Culture Lab, Newcastle University

From Zambia to Northumberland, the climate crisis affects all of us. Join three poets from across the globe working on climate, environment, and place today to hear from their work and consider the role of poetry to challenge, provoke and profoundly articulate our present and future in these extreme times.

Linda France’s latest collection The Knucklebone Floor (Smokestack, 2022) won the Laurel Prize 2022. She is currently Climate Writer in Residence for New Writing North and Newcastle University and a new collection from the Residency Startling is forthcoming from New Writing North and Faber in Autumn 2022.

Mina Gorji was born in Tehran and grew up in London. She is Associate Professor at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge and a fellow of Pembroke College. Her second collection Scale (Carcanet, 2022) follows, Art of Escape (Carcanet, 2020) a Telegraph Book of the Month.

Togara Muzanenhamo was born in Lusaka, Zambia, and studied in the Hague and Paris. His three collections of poetry, all published by Carcanet, are Spirit Brides (2006), Gumiguru (2014), and Virga, a Poetry Book Society Autumn Recommendation for 2021. He has been shortlisted for the Jerwood Alderburgh First Collection Prize and the Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry.

Jacob Polley is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.

Free event, and all very welcome.

Togara Muzanenhamo